Jan 22, 2013 10:00am PST
. education he simply said education, as if saying education or saying economy means prosperity, and education means knowledge. it doesn't. and the frustrating thing is, he's not leading on these issues. >> alisyn: as you said, unemployed today is 7.8%, the same as what it was when president obama took office, the real number, i don't have to tell you is much higher. people who are underemployed and they don't have this job in their career track. >> we'll put that number in some context. labor force participation the same as when he took office in 2009, that it's above 65%, that number would be-- well, be almost 10 1/2%. 10 1/2% and include those discouraged and left the workplace, the number rises to the 14.4%. >> alisyn: 14 1/2, right. lou dobbs we'll watch you on the fox business network. >> you have a deal. thanks, good to see you. >> alisyn: a growing scandal in ohio after investigation that the largest school district finds 53,000 final grades for students were changed from failing to passing. wait until you hear who is apparently behind this and why. and a terrified woman escapes a kidn
Jan 23, 2013 10:00am PST
in america's education system. why not? if you're struggling to get the kids to graduate, why not get rid of civics, they don't need to know about that? by the way, they can make it up if they take an extra credit of gym. i kid you not. and a sense that growing government may be getting bigger and we'll talk about whether that's a good thing. >> a fascinating story from washington d.c. schools today about a proposal to drop civics from the required curriculum in the nation's capital. the seat of government. if approved, some washington d.c. high school students could graduate without learning the basic duties of being an american citizen and how our government works. education reformers say this is just part of a larger national problem. bob bowden is an education expert and the director of the film "the cartel." bob, welcome back. >> thanks. >> megyn: they are a lower on time graduation rate than any of the 50 states and looking to cure it and one of the proposals is that darned civics is so hard. why don't we get rid of it, that will solve things. >> replacing with the tic-tac-toe cur
Jan 28, 2013 10:00am PST
are the primary care givers and educators and sandy hook is a wonderful example. okay. back to me at age six. my mom took me to the grocery store and my parents are the children coming out of the depression so they're not big on entertaining impulse purchases. so i asked for a back of bubble gum, my mom said no. so i stole it. well, that did not go over well when my mother discovered this as we pulled into our driveway. she drove back to the store, made me hand the gum back to the cashier and apologize. and say that i would never do it again. that's the type of parenting we need. parenting is where we need to focus our attention. we do not need complex laws. i am a big proponent of individual accountability and enforcement. so if there are going be to be laws we should enforce them. what i would say, chicago has some of the toughest gun laws in the country and would i say to people who wanted to have a civil discussion on the topic, i don't think that gun laws are protecting the people, let alone the 500 who perished last year in that city. what have those laws done to make chicago a safer city?